Still from the film That Cloud Never Left. Courtesy of Yashaswini Raghunandan
In Daspara, a village 200 km outside of Calcutta (now Kolkata), hundreds of toys are produced every day: rattles, whistles, windmills, all made by hand. The raw materials used are old strips of film, remains from the archives of Bollywood. What matters isn’t so much the pictures that are used by the workers, but rather the material and the clicking sound that the strips of film make. As the villagers follow this routine with uninterrupted monotony, a few narratives leak out from the shredded analogues of film and infuse the place with phantasmagoria.
Join us for a special screening of the film That Cloud Never Left by Yashaswini Raghunandan as we explore nuances of labour, indulging in nostalgia and navigating the mundane.
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